The One Show

The One Show is the world's most prestigious award show in advertising, design and digital marketing. For over 40 years, the Gold Pencil has been regarded as one of the top prizes in the creative industry. The One Show has had a rich legacy of honoring some of the most groundbreaking ideas, created by some of the most remarkable minds in creativity.

2021 One Show Fusion Pencil Jury

Vann Graves

Executive Director

VCU Brandcenter


A southern gentleman with northern exposure. Vann spent 15 years at BBDO, starting as an intern and working his way to VP, Creative Director, was the Chief Creative Officer of UniWorld Group, spent 5 years at McCann New York as EVP, Global Executive Creative Director, and became Chief Creative Officer at J. Walter Thompson South. Vann currently serves as executive director of the Brandcenter at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Along his advertising journey, he has worked with some of the world’s leading global brands, such as Shell, American Airlines, Cigna, Lockheed Martin, Coca-Cola, MasterCard, the U.S. Army, AT&T, GE, M&Ms, Snickers, and Visa, and has been recognized with creative honors, including awards at Cannes, the London International Awards, Clio, D&AD, and others.




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